In June 2018, changes were posted regarding the Canada Cosmetics Hotlist.
Specifically, the ingredient Methylisothiazolinone has rattled some cages. Companies that previously notified about products containing this ingredient may have received a letter indicating that these products are suddenly “out of compliance.”
Below are action steps and best practices if you receive a warning letter. Text from such a warning letter is included at the bottom of this article.
If you received a letter you need to know that:It’s up to you to... Continue reading
Some companies balk at Brazil’s Biodiversity Law. But there’s another perspective.
According to Harvard Business Review, an emotional connection matters more than customer satisfaction. Emotional motivators for consumers include the desire to: stand out from the crowd, have confidence in the future, protect the environment, and be the (good) person they want to be.... Continue reading
Companies now have 4 years to update sunscreen formulations if selling into Hawaiian market.
On July 3rd, 2018 Hawaiian Governor David Ige signed SB 2571, Act 104 that prohibits the sale, offer of sale, and distribution of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone or octinoxate in Hawaii beginning January 1, 2021.
The law attempts to preserve marine ecosystems. Thousands of tons of sunscreen washes off human bathers into bodies of water every year.
If chemicals in sunscreen pos... Continue reading
Importers and exporters to and from the European Union (EU)
will want to know that the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has added ten new
substances of very high concern (or SVHCs) to the Candidate List under the
Of these ten newly-listed substances, three are of particular interest to cosmetic companies:
Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) is coming up in a few short weeks. CPNA is a do-not-miss beauty industry event held annually in the Americas, and it's growing. Held annually at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, over 36,000 attendees are expected this July 29th through 31th, with nearly 1300 exhibitors from 45 countries.
CPNA has become recognized as a key networking opportunity and an important launching pad for new beauty brands and products.
Launching new beauty products and brands has been on industry's mind lately.<... Continue reading
For products introduced into Canada, the manufacturer and importer must notify Health Canada that it is selling the product and provide a list of the product's ingredients. Sometimes, if you've followed compliance rules in that regard, you receive a warning letter out of the blue following a regulatory change. This could be the case this week.
Currently, before Brexit, the UK chemical industry represents about 7% of total (EU-28-states) sales in the European Union.
In 2016, imports from the UK to the rest of the EU (EU-27) totaled 19.3 billion EUR, or about 22.3 billion USD. This represents some heavy traffic.
If Brexit occurs, suddenly all that traffic will require regulatory compliance documentation.
And that’s just for the raw materials.
First: The... Continue reading
Because of ubiquitous natural ingredients, skin care and cosmetics companies importing into or exporting from the United States are encountering a "sleeper hit" regulatory hurdle known as the Lacey Act.
Global sales for skin care are expected to exceed US1 billion in 2019, according to one source, Euromonitor. Not surprisingly, China, Indonesia and India will continue to be critical high-growth markets.
As markets swell in... Continue reading
Since 2001, ABIHPEC has been working to develop a new Regulatory Framework that promotes the sustainable use of the Brazilian Biodiversity. The Framework has echoes of The Lacey Act in the U.S., but goes much farther.
The Regulatory Framework requires registration, reporting and even “giving back” up to 1% of net revenues when a product, gleaned from Braz... Continue reading
In Europe, October 9-10, the HPCI Cosmetic Business Regulatory Summit is the place to be to understand the challenges and find solutions to growth in today’s complex global regulatory landscape.
This year’s agenda is designed so attendees will learn not only how to organize compliance complexities but also how to turn them into strategic business advantage. This summit is critical for business people affected by compliance issues. Past attendees include L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, and BASF... Continue reading
Too often new product initiatives experience delays and unexpected costs occur due to difficulties in collecting, organizing, sharing and accessing up-to-date regulatory, raw material, and supplier information. Streamlined processes in new product introduction process and centralized content are necessary to ensure compliance and avoid costly delays and business risks.
On Tuesday, Hawaii state lawmakers passed a bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types of chemicals that are known to be toxic to the ocean’s coral reefs and marine life. The bill is off to the Governor’s desk and if signed, would go into effect on January 1, 2021.
Here at Ithos Global, we recently surveyed companies to find out what problems they are or aren't having regarding product regulatory compliance and the New Product Introduction or NPI process.
The biggest challenge among companies surveyed was a lack of central repository. It’s a hard road when there’s no central, single-instance place to store compliance and regulatory data and documents. A full 75% of respondents listed this as a big problem.
So,... Continue reading
This year, Cosmoprof North America has announced its intent to feature a more global, more multicultural flair than ever before.
When business-minded people hear “multicultural flair” – all minds turn to booming markets, exotic ingredients and – uh-oh -- import / export reporting along with regional governance, standards and certification requirements.
Aromatherapy products are regulated based primarily on intended use.
The Food and Drug Administration determines a product’s intended use based on factors such as:
Italy, too, has notified the European Commission (EC) that it plans to ban the production and marketing of rinse-off cosmetics products containing microplastics. The ban will be enforced from 1st of... Continue reading
We've listened to our customers and by giving them more of what they need, we have been able to improve our solutions for everyone.
The new solutions pertain to the different needs for each company and can be added on to as companies expand. Each solution is part of the Ithos Information Network (IIN), and is customized to the needs of each client.
Ithos is proud to be the sponsor of the 2017 Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit.
Date: 17-18th October
Location: Barcelona, Spain.
This event will provide valuable knowledge on some key aspects of regulatory compliance which are vital for any company and product developer to be aware of.
It brings together the leading figures in regulatory compliance for a two-day annual meet, providing an opportunity for different areas of these industries to share and discuss their views and opinions in order to maximize best practice for the future.
Our CEO, Ken Bubeck will present on the topic "strategic regulatory compliance" that provides best pr... Continue reading
Ithos Global recognizes the growth impact that exhibiting at Indie Beauty can have on a Brand. With buyers, influencers, press and direct consumers in attendance, there is mass exposure to a Brand that can spike their company success. With growth comes more products and additional expansion - needed to be done right, the first time.
That is why Ithos would like to offer 50% off of one On-Demand Regulatory Service. Our goal is to reduce the time and resources that companies spend to generate compliance reports and check the regulatory stance of their ingredients, in order for them to successfully launch products and expand into new jurisdictions.
For many of the... Continue reading
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